'Govt running away from no-confidence motion'
Amaravati: The Telugu Desam Party on Tuesday once again lashed out at the Centre, saying it was 'running away' from facing a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha and said it was nothing but a 'political suicide'.
"Running away from facing a no-confidence motion is like committing political suicide. Not taking up such a motion for discussion is against parliamentary traditions," TDP politburo member and Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said.
Yanamala, who previously was Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, noted in a statement that the (Lok Sabha) Speaker has no authority to 'reject' a no-confidence motion when a notice has been served.
"It is not proper for the Speaker to reject the motion citing disorder in the House. It is the responsibility of the government to run the House in order," he said.
Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had that she was unable to take up the no-confidence motion as there was no order in the House.
Yanamala asked if the AIADMK, which was raising protests in the well of the House, was not a friendly party of the BJP.
"The Centre is behind the agitation by friendly parties in the Lok Sabha, only to run away from facing a no-confidence motion.The happenings in the House are proof enough,"he added.